Sunday, August 15, 2021

the commemorative marker for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in the Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville, Ohio

 Like many organizations and fraternal groups founded in the mid to late 19th Century, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, founded in 1883 in Oneonta, N.Y., was organized to, in part, provide insurance for its membership. 

 The BRT was founded to represent railroad labor’s interests in a negotiated contract with railroad management. The union included conductors, stewards, ticket collectors, brakemen, switchmen, car tenders, car operators, yardmasters, baggage men, flagmen, and various other workmen laboring in the railroad business in non-management positions.

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